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Find general contractors in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 general contractors in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago general contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Two Friends

Two Friends

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
At Two Friends in Chicago Heights, we are dedicated to providing top-notch general contracting services with a personal touch. Our skilled team of six specializes in a wide range of services, including fan repair, ceiling fan installation, deck or porch repair, lighting installation, appliance installation and repair, TV mounting, and electrical and wiring repair. We pride ourselves on delivering quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service to ensure your home improvement projects are completed smoothly and efficiently. Let us bring our expertise to your next project.
OCP Construction

OCP Construction

5.0(4)
2 hires on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Charles C. says, "Knowledgeable of how to make our dreams come true is priceless.We are fortunate to have found O C P construction." Read more
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.

5.0Exceptional(15)
12 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Kyle B. says, "Respectful. Transparent. Flexible. Good communication. Team with the right expertise. Hard working. Willing to adapt." Read more
Taty Construction

Taty Construction

5.0(3)
20+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Federica Z. says, " I am very satisfied with the service, the quality and the finishes of the home. This company has many years of experience in construction." Read more
606 Flooring Plus

606 Flooring Plus

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I been in this business for over 7 years . I take my work serious and everything I do is professional. I’m friendly and so flexible with prices .
D's  Landscape And Construction Contractors

D's Landscape And Construction Contractors

4.5Awesome(8)
8 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Diane S. says, "Very communicative about process and scheduling. Always cleaned up every day. Listened to my ideas as the project went along and were willing to incorporate them at a reasonable cost. Will contact them again for sure." Read more
Ads Roofing Inc

Ads Roofing Inc

5.0(3)
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Mike D. says, "Eddy and his crew are consummate professionals detailed responsible and they actually put pride in their work wouldn’t even know they were here other than everything fixed" Read more
Lee’s Fence And Welding

Lee’s Fence And Welding

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Bobby B. says, "Fast, quality service." Read more
Sunnyview Landscaping & Construction

Sunnyview Landscaping & Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We started with the simple idea of bringing the best from us to you. From our founder to our front-line workers, we put lots of love and careful thought into all we do. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer, and share the experience with others.
Azteca Construcion

Azteca Construcion

5.0(2)
16+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Anahi says, "responsible efficient work of excellent quality 100 recommended" Read more

Your General Contracting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much do local general contractors charge?

General contractors charge 10% to 20% of the total construction cost, known as "cost-plus." Some building contractors charge a flat fee based on the project but rarely charge an hourly rate. Home improvement contractors pay on your behalf for all materials, subcontractors, services, and permits.

What does a residential general contractor do?

Licensed general contractors manage and coordinate the entire building process. A general contractor estimates the job, provides the materials and tools, and hires specialized subcontractors for the construction work. Remodeling contractors can perform electrical work, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, or build a house

Why use a general building contractor?

A general contractor saves you time, resolves any problems, and ensures the construction follows code requirements. General contractors have a network of experienced, licensed, and insured subcontractors to properly build any project. Home contractors also source all the materials, tools, and permits and pay for them on your behalf.

Common projects to hire a licensed general contractor are home, bathroom, kitchen, and basement remodeling.

How do I find a good general contractor?

Start by searching our list of construction companies near you. After finding contractors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building contractors to compare.
  • Ask for references and to see a portfolio of their past work.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Call references, read their reviews, and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a full itemized contract in writing in case of a dispute.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions to ask a general contractor before hiring?

Ask these questions upfront before hiring:

  • How long have you been a general contractor?
  • How many similar projects have you built?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I see your portfolio?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Have there been any lawsuits against your company?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • What does your warranty policy include?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate or contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements?
  • Do you offer in-house financing?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Do general contractors need insurance?

A general contractor assumes responsibility for the project and should be licensed and insured. Ask for a potential contractor's license number and proof of insurance before hiring. Ask your local building department for licensing requirements, then verify the licensing on the state's licensing board website.

Reviews for Chicago general contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Charles C.
OCP Construction
Casandra S.
Julio was very thorough in his work and did a great job. It took a bit longer than originally anticipated, but I was more than ok with that knowing he did such a great job! I will be hiring him again!
Argueta’s Remodeling Inc.
Broker P.
I've had the luxury of personally living in the 720 Ringland Rd development that Taty built and and viewed the developments at 1217 W. Monroe and 20 N. Loomis in Chicago. And I have to say they continually showcase impressed craftsmanship. Plus, I got a great deal on price/sqft for a luxury home. Kitchens and Bathrooms are amazing🏆Thank you.
Taty Construction
Pat W.
Very professional and knowledgeable
D's Landscape and Construction Contractors
Elizabeth L.
Hello, the roofing inc company helped me build the roof of my house and I was really satisfied. I recommend it, thank you, Eddy Andino.
Ads Roofing Inc
Rich T.
This man worked diligently, every day (including Sunday!) to build and install a fence line for us. He was consistently polite and responsive, he is a fun dude to have a conversation with, and he takes care of his tools. For me, the last part of huge. A person who maintains and respects their tools is a person who takes pride in what they do. Lee encountered some unforseen issues removing the previous fenceposts, but didn't falter one step. The man took it in stride and found a way to rip them out without being destructive to the surrounding area. When my friends need someone to do work for them, I will be recommending Lee. And for you reading this, you can bet I recommend him for your work as well.
Lee’s Fence And Welding
Juan
good person excellent worker,
Azteca Construcion
Pamela S.
Very professional, good prices, explained in detail the work that would be required, the cost of labor and an estimate for the cost of materials.
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
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